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Topic: Initiative 1185

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January 9, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Attorney General to look at whether I-1185 affects tuition increases

Did Initiative 1185, the voter-approved measure that requires a two-thirds vote in the state Legislature to increase taxes, rescind tuition-setting authority that was granted by lawmakers in 2011 to Washington universities? Initiative supporter Tim Eyman and state Sen. Pam Roach, R-Auburn, say it did. Roach has asked the Attorney General’s Office to examine tuition-setting authority in…

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Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: Initiative 1185, Pam Roach, Tim Eyman

October 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Friday briefing: Al Gore blames Denver altitude; Big Bird’s whoopin'; Carlyle v. Eyman

Happy Friday: Debate science: Former Vice President Al Gore  —he, a sighing menace to his own presidential debate performance years ago against George W. Bush  — had one of the more novel explanation for President Obama’s weak performance in Denver the other night — altitude. Gore who is very science-oriented offered up this doozy. Tweet of…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: al gore, big bird, Initiative 1185

September 17, 2012 at 9:53 AM

Ballot measures hovering around 50 percent — way too close to call

If you are looking to polling to predict whether four Washington ballot measures are likely to pass this November, the latest Elway Poll offers a giant question mark. There’s nothing wrong with the polling. It’s just that three ballot measures — the tax limitation measure, gay marriage and marijuana legalization — all are hovering around 50…

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Comments | More in Education, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest | Topics: charter schools, Elway Poll, gay marriage

July 24, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Elway Poll indicates some ballot measures in trouble

A new poll by Stuart Elway suggests most of the major measures on the November ballot could be in trouble. While the measures on same-sex marriage, tax limits, charter schools and marijuana legalization are leading in the polls, only one of them – Tim Eyman’s initiative requiring a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to increase taxes…

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Comments | More in Education, homepage, Marijuana, Politics Northwest, State budget, State Legislature | Topics: charter schools, Elway Poll, gay marriage